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  • Restoring justice

    Restoring justice

    Some lifers should be eligible for parole.

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  • Don’t feel sorry for this dog

    Don’t feel sorry for this dog

    My paralyzed dog had a happy life.

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  • Climate change at our doorstep

    Climate change at our doorstep

    Arlington is addressing global warming.

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  • Ending marriage oppression

    Ending marriage oppression

    In Virginia, ensuring the freedom to marry.

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Fairfax theater seeks new seats with ‘Save Our Butts’ campaign on Kickstarter

The University Mall Theatres, the last ‘dollar theater’ in the DC area, is trying to raise $100,000 to improve the moviegoing experience.

‘No more punting’ on school boundaries

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Washington region’s first bus rapid transit opens Sunday

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In D.C., new rules for safe walking and biking around work zones

Proposed rules will require companies to provide safe passages for pedestrians and cyclists around construction sites.

Single-tracking on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

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U.S. Park Police temporarily close eastern end of Arlington Memorial Bridge

The bridge was temporarily closed because of police activity.

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Should bike riders stop for stop signs?

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Update: Single-tracking on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are no longer single-tracking outside Wheaton and Glenmont stations because of a track problem outside Wheaton station.

Metro to pay nearly $5 million for role in no-bid contract

Federal grant funds were used, and a former employee claimed he was unfairly fired for complaining about it.

‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

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D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

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Southeast D.C. tunnel project decision postponed

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